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Government Information – Federal Depository

The following sites provide access to federal, state, and international information, judicial and legal resources, and numerous internet statistical sources.


  1. Federal Government: General Information and Resources

    Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

    Catalog of Government Publications

    Congressional Research Service Reports (University of North Texas)     Congressional Research Service Reports (Direct Link)

    CRS is the public policy research arm of Congress. These reports provide history, policy, and law pertaining to topics of public and political interest. 

    This resource provides searchable catalogs that provide access to "raw" datasets and various tools.

    DOSFAN, Department of State Foreign Affairs Network

    The DOSFAN site provides access to electronically-archived information products produced by the U.S. Department of State from 1990 through 1997 and includes archived websites of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and the U.S. Information Agency.

    Economic Research Service, Agriculture



    This is the official source for free and authentic publications from the U.S. federal government. Publications on the system include the Congressional Record; Federal Register; Compilation of Presidential Documents, bills, public laws and statutes; and congressional documents and reports.

    Government Book Talk

    This resource provides some of the best publications from the Federal Government, past and present. It includes reviews of new and popular publications and some out-of-print classics.

    IRS Forms and Publications


    This resource allows for searches across multiple government databases to retrieve reports, articles, citations, and statistical data.

    National Archives

    Presidential Libraries and Museums

    TRAIL: Technical Report Archive & Image Library

    This is a database of the U.S. Government Reports published primarily before 1976.

    U.S. Government Manual

    U.S. House of Representatives

    U.S. Senate Home Page

    This is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state, and local government web resources and services.

    White House Home Page

  2. Federal Government: Legislative and Regulatory Information

  3. State Information

    American Law Sources Online (ALSO!)

    County Business Patterns

    County-Level Population Data for Ohio

  4. Judicial and Legal Resources

    American Law Sources Online (ALSO!)

    United States Courts, from the Federal Judiciary

    U.S. Supreme Court

  5. International and Foreign Information

    Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments

    Country Studies (Library of Congress)

    U.S. State Department Home Page

    United Nations

  6. Statistical Resources

    American Community Survey

    American FactFinder

    Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

    Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Bureau of Transportation Statistics

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    CIA World Factbook

    This climate portal is from the NOAA and includes data and resources about the impact of climate on numerous areas such as agriculture, energy, transportation, and economics.

    The Condition of Education – 200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016

    County Business Patterns

    Crime in the United States - Uniform Crime Reporting

    Digest of Education Statistics 1990 - 2015

    Economic Research Service (ERS)

    EDGAR, Securities and Exchange Commission

    This resources includes corporate information filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Energy Information Administration (EIA)

    Finding and Using Health Statistics


    This is the Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research.

    FRED, Federal Reserve Economic Data

    Health, United States 2016 (National Center for Health Statistics)

    Healthy People 2020

    National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS)

    National Center for Education Statistics

    National Center for Health Statistics

    National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES)

    Page One Economics

    Social Security Administration Office of Research Evaluation and Statistics (ORES)

    Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

    Statistics for Specific Industries

    Statistics of Income (SoI)

    TranStats, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

    United Nations Statistical Division

    U.S. Census Bureau

  7. U.S. Congressional Serial Set

    The U.S. Congressional Serial Set via Hathi Trust Digital Library and the United States Congress

    The U.S. Congressional Serial Set is your primary source for history and genealogy questions as it includes every aspect of American history. The Serial Set contains the House and Senate Documents and the House and Senate Reports as well as the American State Papers. The reports are usually from committees dealing with proposed legislation and issues under investigation. The documents include all other papers ordered printed by the House or Senate. Documents cover a wide variety of topics and may include reports of executive departments and independent organizations, reports of special investigations made for Congress, and annual reports of non-governmental organizations. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, executive-branch materials were also published in the Serial Set.